City walking, dancing, multiple food trucks, and beautiful art was everything I needed. Life becomes heckit and sometimes you need to get away from your eveyday surroundings and catch a breathe. Check out a few photos from my mini vacation while visting Dallas, Texas.
The story behind this dress below is hilarious my snapchat friends know all about my situationship. Follow me @ Afrotunes for the next adventure.
Traveling to hot Dallas, Texas I knew a protective style would be needed for my natural. I was inspired by Rihanna braids, so I decided to do an at home hairstyle for under $20 myself and use some old yarn from Michael’s as an accessory to add spice.
Being a music lover I’m always on the hunt for artists and tour dates, especially my favorite artists.
Loose clothing, for all the moving and grooving you will participating in during the show.
Do your dogs a favor and wear comfortable shoewear, there will be line waiting, stair climbing, and hours of standing.
Ladies crossbody purses are our best friends or even a fanny pack which I prefer.
Last but not least add your style whether that be sunglasses, wigs, funky hair pieces, or creative makeup.
I enjoyed the city streets of Dallas and everything it had to offer. Traveling will spark our imginations and feed our curosity.
Working a full-time job, raising a baby, assisting in fashion shows, shopping, running errands… the list goes on because my day never ends. While doing all those things listed, I like to keep it comfy and stylish. That’s why I was esatcic to spread the word about Teva sandals.
Teva sandals can be worn for all seasons especially spring and summer months. They are easy on your feet for extensive walks such as: amusement parks, festivals, concerts and hiking adventures. During fall and winter months you can get flirty and add printed socks. I freaking love the socks and sandal trend, definitely a style I will be trying out Fall 17′.
Another reason I love the Teva sandal is their cost efficient. If you want the name Teva you may pay anywhere from $50 -$80. Me on the other hand, I’m a more for your buck kind of gal so of course I found a similar pair at Target for $17 in several different colors. Another pro, Teva sandals are made for the entire family. I highly recommended parents to grab your little ones a pair for summer camp. Easy on and off velcro straps, matches well with appearl, not to mention the durable sole. This sandal looks very nice with dresses, skirts, and shorts. Perfect for casual events.Tevas has already dropped a new summer line, but I’ll be waiting on Target to bring more discounted patterns and colors.
“Oh that’s gay, any woman who dates a man in a romper is insane!” Those are the closed minded statements I continue to hear regarding the male version of rompers a.k.a. RompHim. RompHim is trending news in 2017 summer trends for men. If you haven’t heard or seen the sexy rompers I will give you my quick review.
The RompHim is a masculine romper for the male community. I used the word masculine to describe the new male trend because the RompHim comes in different patterns, colors, material, and designs that does not give off a feminie aura or lifestyle.
I believe viewers are taken back the idea of men wearing a short set jumpsuit because woman wore them first. Contrary, if the universe didn’t see woman rocking the rompers prior to men this fashion trend would not even be an issue for soceity.
Personally, I can dig the RompHim. If your a confident male with style, this look can definitely be pulled off with the right body type, attitude, and accesories. Besides men have worn rompers in many flims. It’s not as if men haven’t been wearing full jumpsuits before this trend has blown up so majorly. Ex: Dickie suits were a hot commidty at one point and every man had to have one. Cut the pants legs off your Dickie suit and wala you have yourself a RompHim! You’ve been wearing one without knowledge.
I could see Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, or Andre 3000 wearing a RompHim and pulling it off in a nice, sexy, graceful way. I like the idea and if my guy decided to rock him one we can be twinzies! Confidence is the key.
Plus size models are the new new honey *snaps finger twice. If you are sleep on them it’s time to wake up because these ladies are coming to slay the streets and runways. I always get excited to see my plus size girls carrying their weight well and looking amazing in their clothes. Being a plus size girl myself, I can relate to the hardships of finding nice clothes that look good. I’m glad to say on the behalf of bigger girls we are ecstatic to find more peices that insinuate our curves. The universe is finally making clothes with more materials, boutiques are catering to our needs, and fashion designers are keeping us in mind when designing.
As an aspiring stylist and a fashionsta I wanted to utilize a curvy plus size model to display how you can be a curvy chick and still kill the game as long as you wear it with confidence. Wear the clothes don’t let them wear you!
I paired together and jersey shirt and a maxi skirt for this beauty and added a hat.. You could never go wrong with hats. I used a maxi skirt for varies reasons:
Very comfortable and flattering on so many levels.
Maxi’s will grip you in all the right places.
They come in beautiful patterns,vibrid colors, and styles. Good for any occasion.
You dont have to break the bank to look glamerous.
The weather is beginning to warm up down South so you know what that means… Yes!! skin. Time to show skin and if you’re a badass your ready to give it to them straight no chaser. I perfer bright colors, comfortable, loose, but danity and light weight apparel items.I suggest maxi skirts, oversized shirts, distressed shorts, anything to stay cool and look good while doing it. Being that it was Earth day, I wanted to keep my colors earthy. Below is my oversized dashiki style top for the price of $10. You could also add a fringe vest or skinny jeans to master the Boho-style. I placed jean shorts underneath my top. Even wearing a flowy cardigan with a floppy hat will give a nice image.
As I’ve always stated adding accessories can bloosom an outfit. I wanted to master my boho-chic attitude and so I added some of my vintage bracelets to my wrist. The key here is to find whatever bracelets you like and throw it all on one wrist or ankle. It’s aye ok to become a junkie to create this look. You could even place toe rings on your toes for an flashback 90’s look.
Feel free to create your own hair pieces, clothes, and style. Keep things around your home that you would normally throw away and ask yourself or Youtube a way to recycle or create a fashion trend. I kept my broken earrings and used them to create a jewerly piece for my protective style. Be free! Create!
You better walk girl! Yess! Are phrases and words you may hear from the audience as a model, yes walking is very important and models love to feel the rush and excitement from the crowd but there is so much more that is tied into fashion shows other than the walk.
Ms. Dee Dee Pippens put this exquisite fashion show together for models of all sizes, shapes, heights, and skin complexions. D Royal was not only to encourage and express feminism of woman but to also celebrate a cervical cancer survivor. You see fashion can go beyond the clothes, hair, and makeup. People look and conclude that models and fashion shows are just pretty girls walking to look glamorous, but make no error I have to let the universe know that the woman behind the makeup and clothes are smart, talented young ladies who have to elevate their minds to discuss business ideas and give suggestions to make sure the show is aligned correctly.
Models standing in 6 inch heels or better preparing to walk a lengthy runway with lights, cameras, with tons of people watching.
My position during D Royal Queendom show was to assist models, designers, and vendors. Behind the curtains you will not see all the blood, sweat, tears, and frustrations that are placed into a fashion show. There are long hours of rehearsals, meetings with designers, coordinators, contracts, ticket sales, making sure you have an “A” team etc…
Keep in mind backstage we are dealing with missing earrings, shoes that are lost, and overall unexpected turmoil that can not and will not stop a fashion show from continuing. Everyone has a role to play and those expectations are expected to be meet during the production enabling a great flow of the show. There is minimum time in between changing clothes for each designer. During this particular show we had 12 designers in which over 20 models had to hustle to change into their designs and accessory pieces without having hair and makeup to melt like chocolate in rooms that are very much so heated.
Once the presentation has been presented to the audience and you see the smiles, excitement, hear the applauses of the people, you then receive your reward for the late nights and early mornings. Fashion shows are loaded with fun and adrenal rushes. You meet nice, cool, down to earth individuals who are seasoned with information that can be passed along to the next person. This was my first fashion show and I am so delighted to have been paired with Ms. Dee Dee for a great first experience. I learned so much from following her and the amazing designers, the models were nice never complained about one thing. These are the kind of woman you should strive to be next to in a room. I wish I could do it all over again but stay tuned there is so much more coming with me evolving in shows and fashion lifestyles.
Being around good vibes, high energy, and people who love music like you do is always a plus. Last night was a concert with singer/songwriter Valerie Junes from Memphis Tennessee, her music is a mixture of folk, blues, country, and soul. I enjoyed dressing for the occasion last night. When I hear about a concert near me I am […]